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Maki Asakawa - Maki Asakawa

Maki Asakawa - Maki Asakawa

Honest Jon's Records

Regular price $35.00

A stunning survey of the 1970s heyday of great Japanese singer and countercultural icon Maki Asakawa (1942-2010). Deep-indigo, dead-of-night enka, folk, and blues, inhaling Billie Holiday and Nina Simone down to the bone. A traditional waltz abuts Nico-style incantation; defamiliarized versions of Oscar Brown Jr. and Bessie Smith collide with big-band experiments alongside poet Shūji Terayama; a sitar-led psychedelic wig-out runs into a killer excursion in modal, spiritual jazz.

Tracklist:
A1. Nemuru No Ga Kowai
A2. Chicchana Toki Kara (Live)
A3. Blue Spirit Blues
A4. Fushiawase To Iu Na No Neko
A5. Govinda
B1. Chicchana Toki Kara
B2. Boro To Furutetsu
B3. Aisa Nai No Aise Nai No
B4. Uramado
B5. Kamome
C1. Machi
C2. Gogo
C3. Zenkamono No Christmas
C4. Hikkoshi
D1. Cabaret
D2. Konna Fūni Sugite Iku No Nara
D3. Onna
D4. Yuki Ga Furu

Format: 2 x 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Honest Jon’s Records
Catalog: HJRLP111
Released: September 2015
Genre: Jazz / Blues